Isner, Federer Pull Indian Wells Surprises

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Through nearly the first eight months of his historic 2011 season, Novak Djokovic lost a total of one match. But now, in 2012, he already has lost twice, both in semifinals. While that's hardly a cause for significant concern, especially considering Djokovic claimed the first Grand Slam of the year in Australia, it just proves that duplicating the year he had in 2011 is impossible.

On Saturday at the BNP Paribas Open in the unusually rainy desert at Indian Wells, Calif., Djokovic was outplayed by rising - and late-blooming - American John Isner 7-6 (7), 3-6, 7-6 (5). The 6-foot-9 Isner used his trademark booming serve to keep...

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